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amazon credits the cost back after the first purchase making them free. just have the buttons -- >> could be dangerous. >> you have things showing up at your house. >> come home -- never mind. dangerous. >> you have to find out what you want the button for. chocolate chip cookies. stay with us. "news4 today" continues 5:00 a.m. >> "news4 today" starts now. >> good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this thursday. it's september 3, 2015. we have been talking about the heat and humidity all week. well now, we're adding a little bit of rain. >> let's get straight to meteorologist chuck bell. are we going to need the umbrella? >> you should have your umbrella to play it on the safe side. rain chances are a smidgen lower than yesterday, but nonetheless, i'd have it ready to go just in
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case. another september sizzler in advance of any rain chances. only isolated shower and thundershower chances this afternoon. all eyes are on the holiday weekend that is looking cooler. a few late night rumbles of thunder, nothing around our fair realm this morning. mid 60s and mid 70s depending on where you live. 68 in frederick, maryland. visibility reduced in a few pockets. 1 1/2 miles of visibility in martinsburg. watch out for areasing for this morning. hometown forecast, 71 and humid this morning. 90 by lunch time and a possibility of a stray shower or thundershower by 7:00 or 8:00 this evening. no new traffic troubles, but still slow in spots. >> look at 95 northbound as you're headed out of fredericksburg into stafford. quite red. 14 miles per hour after you get past stafford. you're okay and clear all the way up to the beltway. a little slow though for a lot of folks headed northbound this
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morning. looking at 66 into and out of town, no issues there. 270 at middlebrook road looking quite good this morning. b.w. parkway, 95, 29 and the top of the beltway, all nice and clear and green for us right now. branch avenue southbound at the beltway, two right lanes blocked there because of road work. remember to listen to our friends on wtop 103.5 f.m. when you hop in your car this morning. 5:02, a big meeting at metro today. the first public meeting about the train derailment that happened last month. the safety and security committee of metro both are meeting this morning. five cars went off the rails at the smithsonian station a month ago. you might remember the shutdown and the huge delays caused by that. news4 transportation reporter adam tuss will join us live in about 15 minutes. check the nbc washington app to see what the federal government says about train safety. jeh johnson is speaking at union station this afternoon. the head of the tsa and amtrak's
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chief of police will be there too. they will discuss how they're all keeping you safe when you get on a train. developing this morning a new report from the justice department says the police response in ferguson, missouri, should be a lesson in how not to handle mass protests. the report details the poor relationship between the ferguson community and police. that led to weeks of violent demonstrations after the death of michael brown. it found arbitrary use of police force, armored vehicles, snipers and police dogs for crowd control. several agencies said they made significant changes. i'm molette green at the live desk. got some new details into the live desk in the illinois manhunt. a woman is now in jail this morning. charged with making a false police report. she paefrt -- she apparently made up a story about seeing two suspicious men in the air. it prompted a search for the murder of the police officer in a town 60 miles north of
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chicago. no new leads in this case. back to you. >> molette, thank you. 5:04. today a funeral service will take place in pikesville for former governor marvin mandel. he'll be buried at lake month memorial gardens. and mandel died on sunday, he was 95 gleer -- years old. be sure to check for the latest on the kentucky county clerk who is headed to court today. kim davis is accused of refusing to issue licenses to same-sex couple. davis could go to jail for her actions. today she and her lawyers are planning to ask for more time to argue her case. a white house aide accused of shooting her boyfriend has resigned. roll call reports barvetta singletary put in her notice august 28 and the white house accepted. singletary was put on unpaid
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leave three weeks ago after she was indicted on assault charges. she was a special assistant to the president. her boyfriend worked for capitol police. the september heat wave we are all going through is making it tough for dozens of seniors in maryland. their air conditioning went out during one of the hottest weeks in the year. crews made a mistake and accidentally turned off a water valve causing the a.c. to break. >> since i have been in this building, three or four times, i have been taken out of here because of my sugar dropping low because it's so hot. >> last night they set up a temporary a.c. some water in the lobby and fans on every floor. residents are still pushing for a permanent solution. it is 5:06. you can go to the redskins final tune-up. they'll play the last preseason game at 7:30 tonight.
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the 'skins haven't lost a game in the preseason so far. correcting what we were told earlier, we were told that colt mccoy will likely play the whole game as quarterback. you have to wait until september 13th to see kirk cousins who is the starting quarterback for the season. there are still plenty of tickets and you can also watch the game at 7:30 on nbc4. our regular programming will be on our cozi tv channel instead. it's the biggest synthetic drug bust in d.c. and this morning we are getting a closer look at how much bizzaro police pulled from the streets. if you're getting the kids' backpacks together, you might want to put an umbrella in want to put an umbrella in
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what did iran's supreme leader get in the nuclear deal? to start with, $100 billion. they keep their nuclear facilities and ballistic missiles. there won't be surprise anytime-anywhere inspections. and after ten years, restrictions are lifted and iran could build a nuclear weapon in two months. congress should reject a bad deal. we need a better deal.
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police now have a suspect in the shooting that caused metro to consider changing one of the bus routes. police say that bijon brown shot a man while he was sitting on
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the metro bus last month on elvans road in southeast. metro temporarily stopped bus routes through the area after 7:00 p.m. that decision was reversed pretty quickly though. police officers are now patrolling that area 24 hours a day. it is the biggest synthetic drug bust in d.c.'s history. 19,000 packets of bizzaro adding up to 263 pounds and worth $2.3 million. two men were watched unloading 14 boxes and then load the drugs into the storage locker in northwest d.c. yenework tefera abera a cab driver and siraj issa, a grocery store worker, were arrested. they face up to 20 years in prison. it's 5:11. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. let's check in with storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. so you think we'll get a little rain today, chuck? >> i think we'll get a very little amount of rain today. don't count on it, but now with
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all the heat and the humidity we have, we can't rule out the bubbling up of a shower. 72 in college park. 73 in rosaryville and brandywine this morning. sun's up at 6:39 this morning. temperatures with foggy spots around. in the low to mid 70s. between 7:00 and 8:00. warming quickly into the 80s by 8:00 and 9:00. i'm only going to give recess a "b" because of the heat and humidity. for now, a check on the traffic with melissa. >> this morning we still have road work hanging around. northbound connecticut avenue, right at the beltway. we still have two left lanes blocked here this morning. 66 at sudley road, no problems in the town or out of town. seeing volume building as you're headed in there, but nothing to worry about. 95 northbound still slow here as you're approaching stafford. that earlier road work has everybody going about 17 miles per hour. it's slow this morning.
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prince george's county overall don't have any major problems. everything is rolling along quite nicely. back in ten minutes with a live look at 270. dozens of questions but will we get answers? the safety meeting that's coming up. and selfie safety. what
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you're watching "news4 today." >> welcome back at 5:15. last month's derailment on metro is one of the top topics of the day. metro leaders are meeting to talk about your safety. news4's adam tuss is live outside metro headquarters with what we can expect later today. good morning. >> reporter: that's right, eun, you know, it's been a tough stretch for metro over the last ten months or so. this morning we expect a feisty debate from the metro board as they meet to talk about last month's derailment. remember, all of this happened because metro actually detected a problem, a track out of
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alignment near the smithsonian station in early july. about a month before the derailment actually happened. metro conducted an investigation, found out that an employee mistakenly deleted the information that pointed to the track problem. then in early august, the derailment happened. luckily no one was on board the train when it derailed, no one hurt, but it pointed to serious safety questions and don't forget, metro also has track workers, walkers, who are supposed to find these kind of problems manually. go in there and find them. so far, two people have stepped down from metro there. there are calls for the board chairman to step down. we'll hear more about when they meet at 10:00 this morning. >> thank you, adam. we have to wait another month to find out if the parking rules in arlington are changing. we told you about the public meeting last night where some transportation officials proposed adding two hours to the parking meters. they will present their proposal on october 17th.
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if the new rules are approved you have to feed the meters an additional two hours. between 8:00 and 8:00 p.m. monday through saturday. new details about the heart breaking v.a. scandal. the department of veterans affairs has nearly 1 million pending applications from the vets. the applications go back nearly two decades. about a third of the applicants are likely dead. but due to quote serious problems with enrollment data, it is impossible to say whether these veterans died while waiting for care. the report also says v.a. workers incorrectly marked many applications completed and many important transactions may have been deleted. in "news4 your health" at 5:17, new numbers from the centers for disease control about when children are diagnosed with adhd. that new report says that children 7 years on average when diagnosed. family members typically report the symptoms but teachers are
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the first to say something. a new kind of nonsurgical treatment is showing real promise to help people on the verge of obesity. doctors insert a balloon in the mouth and down through the stomach. it sits in the stomach for six months and you eat less. it can help overweight patients before their weight causes major health problems. mass will be held to celebrate the start of the academic year and the upcoming visit of pope francis. donald wuerl will give the homily and john garvey will call on students to pray in preparation for the pope's visit. mass is at 10:00 at the basilica at the national shrine of the immaculate conception. if you're hoping to attend some of the pope's events here in washington you should expect to leave your selfie stick at home. the secret service has banned selfie sticks and drones from the pope's events in philadelphia. a similar ban could be put in
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place for his d.c. visit as well. the federal government wants agencies to let workers telecommute when the pope is in town. he will be here from the 22nd to the 24th of this month. expect a whole heck of a lot of traffic. >> you have do the old fashioned selfie. hold the phone. also no balloons. no bicycles. so they're shutting down traffic in philly. can't drive into philly while the pope is there and no bikes. you'll be walking. >> i'm going to put on my sneakers. with my regular clothes. all right. coming up on 20 minutes after 5:00 right now. a live look outside for you this morning. a few clouds to speak of. at this early hour. and another very hot day on tap. >> storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell telling us more about what we can expect in the day ahead. boy, we're not getting relief any time soon, chuck? >> no. our streak of 90 degree days will continue today on into tomorrow. there are already signs that we'll be back in the 90s next
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week. as the very summer like pattern continues. this is a view from our tower, looking to bethesda, chevy chase and then up on the rockville pike. not too much reduced visibility in town, but pockets of fog first thing this morning. had a couple of rain showers out in west virginia a couple of hours ago. those are falling apart. but a ripple in the atmosphere and there's a chance that y'll be cooled down by the afternoon shower or thundershower. chances are not as great as yesterday, but nonetheless they're out there. you have to hang your hope on something. 68 in frederick, 68 up in sharps burg, maryland. 66 winchester. 62 in culpepper. as far as visibilities are concerned where's the fog? culpepper to manassas to martinsburg to winchester, outside of the urban heat island is where you have the best chance of seeing fog this morning. to let you know you have a brief
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slowdown, afternoon, no problems. there's an isolated shower or thundershower this afternoon or evening. on the walk out the door and into work this morning this morning, temperatures in the mid 70s. low 80s been 8:00 and 10:00 this morning. rain chances are highest north and west of the metro and lowest down into parts of southern maryland. highs will be in the 90s. uncomfortable air will be taking leave of our area just in time for your holiday weekend. future weather event, an opportunity for a shower or two today. great weather headed down to the beaches this weekend. perfect beach going weather. near 80 degrees. that's awesome indeed. and here's your seven day forecast. best chance for rain remains on the friday. great weather this weekend and back into the heat next week. check on traffic with melissa and some metro delays. >> do have some metro delays that just popped up. blue and silver line, take a look here, we're single-tracking
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between eastern market and addison road. this is because of late clearing track work. 270 at germantown road, you can see 118, no major problems headed southbound, northbound, you're fine. inner and outer loop, everything is rolling here just fine. nice and green for us this morning. looking a little bit bette 95 northbound here. i should say a lot better. we're going 43 hours as you're headed northbound out of fredericksburg into stafford. then things clear up after that. southbound, no issues at all. beltway at st. barnabas road, starting to build here. otherwise, good on the inner loop as well. again, our problems right now, single tracks blue, silver and orange at this point this morning. i'm back in ten minutes. see you back here at 5:31. >> thank you. 5:22 right now. we are following a developing story in massachusetts this morning. that's where schools in one town are closed today after police
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say someone shot at a police car. the officer driving that car says a white man in a maroon pickup truck fired at him and drove away. the officer crashed his car trying to follow that shooter. he then -- his car then caught fire. we are told the officer did make it out okay. and was not seriously hurt. a 20-year-old man facing criminal charges after stabbing a police car. you can see the knife still in the suv. this happened yesterday in arizona. he said he stabbed the cruiser because he hates the police and wanted to send a message to everyone. deputies spotted the man jumping on the hood of the sheriff's patrol car, holding a large butcher knife. he was arrested, no one was hurt. we could find out today whether or not the undocumented worker accused of killing a woman in san francisco will be tried for murder. a hearing is scheduled today for juan francisco lopez sanchez. he has been deported from the u.s. five times. he says he accidentally shot katherine steinal while she was
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walking with her father. it started a firestorm over so called sanctuary cities that don't comply with immigration requests. and a man accused of three people is calling on friends and freshm family to avoid getting the death penalty. lawyers for glenncross tried to get mercy from the jury. cross was convicted of capital murder. the penalty phase will last until tomorrow. two u.s. soldiers are recovering after a hard helicopter landing in colorado. take a look, the military is not calling this a crash. they say a black hawk helicopter was coming back from a routine training mission when it came down hard in a forest. two injured ones had nonlife threatening injuries. today, veterans and military spouses can head to a job fair in the district. this is happening at nationals park.
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more than 70 employers are expected to be there. this will be the first nats expo that hiring our heroes had held since 2012. more than 500 veterans have preregistered for the event. the job fair starts at 1:00 p.m. just into the live desk, an update on the migrant crisis. molette green has a look. and thousands do it every day. you hop on the metro train with a baby in tow, but would you expect someone to snatch a kid out of the stroller? a woman accused of doing that and why she hasn't been charged. it is comfortable out there right now. but with the recent heat wave, but won't be this way for long. chuck is back with your hour by hou
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now at 5:30, we have learned that guatemala's president has resigned. we're working to gather the latest on why and we'll bring you that in a minute. we're keeping a close eye on storm team 4 radar for rain, but when will it hit? chuck is keeping an eye on that. but first, i'm molette green at the live desk. still no trains moving towards europe even though police ended their blockcade in hungary. hundreds of migrants at the
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train station, going nowhere. even though a train there -- there is a train there on the tracks. a sign says it's headed to a town near the austrian border, but an announcement keeps going out that no trains are departed to western europe where many of the desperate migrants are wanting to go. many of them said to be syrian. that's the latest. back to you. >> all right, thank you. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. we're coming up on 5:30 on a thursday morning. 73 degrees outside our studios. and this is -- 73, the coolest part of the day. as good as it will get. >> it is september 3rd. we'll checkin with storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell to find out what's doing on with our -- going on with our weather. >> well, the bermuda high is pumping heat and humidity into the mid-atlantic. today is the last of the extr e extremely hot days. tomorrow the edge will come off and by the weekend the cooler air will be in place. a muggy start. 75 now in arlington.
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70 in college park. 66 degrees in southern fairfax county. here is your exclusive skycast 4, showers and showers will bubble up. so sort of keep that in mind. rain chances are about 30% for today. so just an isolated rain chance. temperatures 73 out the door this morning. near 90 by noontime. and then as we get into the middle of the afternoon, temperatures in the low to mid 90s. warm day for sure. air quality is going to be code yellow at best. like yesterday, it could become code orange. respiratory group sufferers need to take it easy on the way outside this morning. >> sounds like a good idea. taking a look outside this morning right now for some problems on the rails. blue, silver line single tra single-tracking between eastern market and a warning for you there. going to have to allow a little extra time there on metro morning. b.w. parkway, 95 and 29, all nice and green. 95 northbound here as you're
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headed out of fredericksburg in through stafford here, still going far under speed here at 39 miles per hour. that is because of earlier road work. looks like most has cleared out of the way. a lot slower earlier so that's good of course. 66 east of compton, that camera is freezing on us. no issues there. back in ten minutes with travel times. >> thank you. this morning we're working to find out what charges will be filed against the woman accused of trying to kidnap a toddler from a stroller. this happened aboard a metro train. witnesses say metro riders jumped in to stop the woman as she tried to grab the 2-year-old girl. we first told you about this story yesterday as breaking news on news4 midday. a passenger who was sitting nearby and doesn't want to be named says one passenger tried to stop the woman and then others joined in. here's how he described the moment he knew something was wrong. >> out of nowhere i kind of see a baby in the air and the woman screams my baby, my baby. it was crazy. it happened really fast. it was surreal.
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you never think that somebody is going to steal a baby. >> the passenger who acted first is the real hero. it's important to state here that police caution passengers not to intervene when a rider becomes involved in a criminal act. both the mother and child are okay. talking decision 2016 right now. carly fiorina is saying now there's no question she is quote, among front-runners in the republican primary. she made that comment on fox news last night after news she will appear on the main stage at the next republican debate, but it's the democratic primary that could soon see the biggest game change. we are talking about the possibility that vice president joe biden might challenge hillary clinton. let's get right to nbc's tracie potts who is tracking this from capitol hill this morning. tracie? >> hi, good morning. so fiorina in, joe biden, no one really knows. he's in there doing a campaign like swing, but not answering questions, ignoring reporters' questions about 2016.
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analysts tell us there's good reasons why he may or may not want to take on hillary clinton. they're friends, they're very similar on some issues. but in order to beat her in a democratic primary, some analysts are saying he may have to go on the attack and that's something he doesn't want to do. the draft biden campaign is hiring more staff now in south carolina. urging the vice president to run. that's an interesting hint. to see whether or not he's going to do that. and we also know that they feel that hillary clinton is vulnerable because of the e-mail situation here on capitol hill today one of her top aides is expected to plead the fifth on that. so those are the democrats right now. big question on joe biden, as for carly fiorina, she says she's feeling pretty confident in taking on those top ten contenders. just shy of two weeks from today. aaron? >> tracie potts on capitol hill, thank you. a former state department employee is expected to assert his fifth amendment right to not testify in front of a house committee on capitol hill.
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paglia know helped hillary clinton has been called to testify about the attacks at benghazi in 2012. he sent a letter to the committee on wednesday. just got word, guatemala's president just resigned. molina is stepping down now, just as fraud scandal -- this fraud scandal closes in. this comes after a judge's order last night to detain him in the wake of this corruption scandal that has thrown that country into turmoil. the associated press reporting president molina will appear in court to voluntarily face the charges against him. they include receiving bribe money related to the widespread customs fraud ring. back to you. >> thank you. 5:34. we'll learn next week if six
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police officers charged in the death of freddie gray will face charges. yesterday, a judge hinted he may delay the motion saying he believes jurors can be found in baltimore. the judge refused to drop charges against the officers and denied a motion to remove the state's attorney, marilyn mosby. he ruled that the six officers should be tried separately. the man in charge of the police department during freddie gray's death say the department took a knee, quote. he suggested that officers allowed crime to spike because they felt a lack of support from the commanders and suggested that that that they have cost him his job. we may soon learn how a baby boy died in alexandria. officers went to the bragg towers yesterday after a report of a baby boy in distress. an autopsy will be performed on the baby. we're told he died at the nearby hospital.
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it is unclear if he had been inside the hotel before officers arrived. a man in fairfax county is facing charges for using the internet to solicit a child for sex. the man was arrested after a police investigation into the trespassing report at a school in herndon. police say he used the internet to contact a 17-year-old boy and arranged to meet him in the school parking lot at night. he was arrested when he arrived at school. news4's megan mcgrath will have the latest on that story. today, a crowd of angry protesters is expected to gather at one of the metro stop, the one in tyson's corner. they're protesting barbara comstock who flip-flopped on support for the silver line. she supports the federal funding now that she faces re-election. and that she voted against a massive transportation funding bill while she was in the virginia house of delegates.
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the chief of staff says that comestock has worked to provide more funding for metro. you can see something you haven't seen for over a hundred years. wssc is pulling up several hundred wooden pipes in mt. rainier. they were installed in 1915, exactly a century ago. wssc hasn't used them since the 1940s but never removed them until now. crews will be on the 34th avenue area in mt. rainier starting at 10:00 a.m. they hack into your computer, bank accounts but your baby monitor? the threat new parents are going to want to hear about and how to tell if you're at risk. it has been dry in most places but that could change. chuck bell is back with a look at your rain chances for today at 5:41. breaking news on metro. we learned about single-tracking. melissa mollet is back with
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breaking news on the rails. two problems on metro. blue, orange and silver is single-tracking between foggy bottom. blue and silver is also single-tracking and orange line is single-tracking between eastern market. allow some extra time. 270 top of the beltway, 95 to 270 on time. 66 and 95 quantico to the beltway, no problems. remember to listen to our friends on wtop 103.5 when you hop in your car.
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chuck? beautiful weather is expected today, as long as you love the summertime feel of heat and humidity. i know you're out there. there are people out there that love 95 and humid. today is another day. made just for you. temperatures are in the mid and upper 60s in the outlying areas. 63, culpepper. but 74 in annapolis. future weather for today, here's where we have our best chances for some rain showers today. after lunch time, bubbling up mainly along to the west of the blue ridge. with time, some of the showers may graze into the northern and western sides of the metro areas. 30% or less, best chance for rain will be to areas north and west of the immediate metro area. only a medium chance of a shower in town. >> thank you, chuck. if you have an internet connected baby monitor it may be vulnerable to hackers. cyber security firms tested nine
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baby monitors and found security flaws in all of them. some had hidden, unchangeable passwords that could be used to gain access. some companies don't encrypt their data streams or mobile features. the hacked monitor could provide access to other wi-fi enabled devices in your home. like a security system. some tough news for those of you with high school kids. the college board said a record number of students took the s.a.t.'s, scores are dropping. only 42% of test takers hit a benchmark showing they're ready for college or career training programs. scores in reading and math down two points from the year before. writing scores down three points. the s.a.t. is undergoing a major revamp. a possible parkinson's break through. the treatment that had one patient running for joy. and it could have been deadly, but this morning a local toddler is recovering after toddler is recovering after
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what did iran's supreme leader get in the nuclear deal? to start with, $100 billion.
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they keep their nuclear facilities and ballistic missiles. there won't be surprise anytime-anywhere inspections. and after ten years, restrictions are lifted and iran could build a nuclear weapon in two months. congress should reject a bad deal. we need a better deal.
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right now at 5:45, police in prince william county need your help finding a man who exposed himself to a teenager. this happened in the area of savannah drive and wood way place yesterday morning. at about 7:00 a.m. news4's megan mcgrath will join us with more in a minute. but first, your weather and traffic. we start with storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. good morning. >> good morning, eun. everybody, ready for another good, productive day at school. or at work, depending on what you're doing. some patchy fog, near 75 degrees. still only a "b" for recess because it will be hot and humid. you'll work out a sweat if you're outside for any length of time. only an isolated cooling thunderstorm chance. melissa mollet has breaking news in first 4 traffic. >> blue, orange, silver lines, single tracks between foggy bottom and mcpherson square. blue and silver also single tracks between eastern market
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and addison road. orange single-tracking between eastern market and sheferly. allow extra time and expect delays. 5:47. police in prince william county are looking for a man who exposed himself to a teenage girl. news4's megan mcgrath live with the latest out of woodbridge. >> reporter: well, it's a disturbing story. a 17-year-old girl was walking to the bus stop right around 7:00 this in the morning. when all of this happened. she was near the intersection of savannah drive and woodway police in woodbridge. she was headed to school, walking to the bus stop, when she got near a wooded area right near that intersection that's when a man exposed himself and made obscene gestures toward her. he did not come towards her, but certainly disturbing nevertheless. police were called, they came to the area. they searched the wooded area where he was seen, but they did not find the man. now, people who live in the area
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are asked to be alert, on guard for any suspicious activity to walk in groups if possible. and not to hesitate to call police if they see someone who is acting in a suspicious way in the area. reporting live in woodbridge, megan mcgrath, news4. >> thank you. a white house aide accused shooting -- of shooting her boyfriend has resigned. renetta has accepted. she was put on unpaid leave after being indicted on assault charges. he was a special assistant to the president. her boyfriend worked for capitol police. the tsa, homeland security and amtrak all talking about your safety on the rails today. jeh johnson will speak at union station this afternoon. the head of the tsa and amtrak police chief will be there. that news conference begins at 2:00 this afternoon. metro has a lot of questions to answer after last month's
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derailment. it knew about a track problem for a month. before that derailment happened and this morning, a big meeting at the board of directors. i'm adam tuss at metro headquarters. a live report coming up at 6:00. right now, 5:49. in "news4 your health" this morning, you may need more than just a box of tissues to nurse that broken heart. data shows so-called broken heart syndrome is a real thing. a new study suggests its can mimic a heart attack. symptoms are treatable and many have neurological or psychiatric disorders as well. 90% of the broken heart syndrome patients are women. it is rare that medical researchers see immediate results with a new treatment. but doctors at the university of maryland medical center are very excited about a possible breakthrough treatment for parkins parkinson's disease. this is called mri guided ultrasound. first, it gives doctors the up close and personal view of the brain and then waves are sent through part of the brain that's
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connected to parkinson's tremors. this woman was first to receive the treatment and the results were amazing. she was able to walk and even run. >> it is absolutely the most incredible thing. it's turned back the clock for me, you know? i have a new lease on life. it's a blessing. >> doctors say there is no pain with this treatment but patients do feel some intense heat. right now, it's still not known how long the results will last, but some tests have been done on people with tremors and the results are holding up. the september heat wave is making it really tough for dozens of seniors in maryland. the air conditioning went out during one of the hottest weeks of the year. arlington house corporation manages the charter house in downtown silver spring. crews made a mistake there. they accidentally turned off a water valve and that broke the
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a.c. >> well, since i have been in this building three or four times i have been taken out of here because of sugar dropped low because it's so hot. >> last night, they set up a temporary a.c., water in the lobby and fans on every floor. residents are pushing for a permanent solution though. really tough time to have to deal with a lack of a.c. >> permanent solution would be getting rid of the heat. that'll help. >> right. right. >> that's on you. >> that is on me. i was out walking the dogs yesterday afternoon. 5:30, 6:00 in the afternoon. i was walking westbound on "p" street near where we live and i could see the sun between the -- over the road. so in other words the sun angle is starting to noticeably go southbound now. a month or so ago, you wouldn't have had the sun in your face. >> would you have noticed that? >> and i could have determined the trajectory -- >> wow.
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i work with a bunch of genius, people. >> well, let him do the weather forecast now. >> right. >> can't do that. >> now he's done it. outside this morning, yeah, our seasons, they are achanging. you'd never know it based on how warm it has been, but the daylight is dwindling. we are below 13 hours in day light. we have 14 1/2 hours back on the summer solstice. we have lost 90 minutes of daylight and we'll lose another hour of daylight before the month of september is over. 94 yesterday. that was our 47th day of 90 or higher. today will be day number 48. foggy for some in the rural areas early this morning but on the whole, the heat goes on as the big weather story for today. there may be an isolated shower or thundershower to cool you down. temperatures in the mid 60s in the shenandoah valley. mid to upper 60s in the western suburbs. another day, miserable for outdoor running and biking early this morning.
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temperatures will be climbing to near 80 by 9:00 and near 90 degrees again by noontime today. afternoon highs will be in the upper 80s in the shenandoah valley to low and mid 90s around town. 93 today. 90 tomorrow. may not make it tomorrow, we have clouds and rain chances coming in tomorrow afternoon. should be able to get the rain out of here early enough on saturday, saturday afternoon is dry. saturday, sunday, highs only in the mid 80s. back into the 90s next week. melissa mollet more troubles on the commute in. >> that's right. breaking news right now. orange, silver, blue lines, single-tracking between foggy bottom and mcpherson square. another issue, blue and silver single tracks between eastern market and addison road. we just pushed this out as well on the nbc washington app. sign up if you don't have it yet. bristow road at manassas, a crash. we're sending the chopper there to see what's going on.
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66 east at 17, a crash on the right side of the roadway. 50 east, no problems. still have this construction hanging around, northbound connecticut avenue at the beltway with the two left lanes blocked. see you right back here at 6:00 a.m. >> thank you, melissa. a 3-year-old girl is recovering this morning after falling five stories from the apartment window. this happened in bailey's crossroads at the skyline towers apartment complex last night. the toddler fell more than 50 feet. >> apparently some shrubs and some branches happened to break the fall. >> the fire captain said installing window guards are a good way for people to protect their children. he also suggests keeping the furniture and other items that children can climb away from the windows. it's happening, tesla about to make a car affordable for more of us. cnbc's landon dowdy has more on that. and the new tesla suv. >> hey, there, good morning to you. tesla will start deliveries of
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the new suv on september 29th. for people who have already reserved one. the company says the premium version which comes in a unique red color and includes features such as self-parking will cost between 132 and $144,000. tesla will show off the lower cost -- model 3 sedan and start taking preorders next march. hulu is offering subscribers an ad free streaming option for $11.99 a month in a bid to lure new customers. hulu which is owned by nbcuniversal and disney will be putted against netflix. aaron, back to you. >> i'm still stuck on the $130,000 car. i guess that's a good thing for somebody. >> landon, thank you. well, we are looking for a
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response from celebrity chef bryan voltaggio about a new lawsuit. two former cooks said he didn't pay them overtime. one work at the volt family meal and the other worked at volt in maryland. she says she was paid $9 an hour without a regular schedule. voltaggio runs nine restaurants. you don't have to go online to make your next amazon order the new dash button is available for all amazon prime. you can mount them around your house and they cost $4.99 each, but amazon credits that back after first purchase making the buttons free. putting metro safety back in focus after a derailment that left many of you stranded during the
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"news4 today" starts now. >> right through on "news4 today," a manhunt for the men accused of killing an officer in illinois is intensifying at this hour. the information that shows police may be closing in on those suspects. also ahead, metro safety back in the spotlight in the coming hours. what we can expect as metro leaders talk about the problems
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uncovered after that recent derailment. we have breaking news on metro this morning. let's start with melissa mollet in first 4 traffic. >> good morning. breaking news right now. blue, orange, single-tracking with the silver line as well between foggy bomb and mcpherson square. we are single tracks blue and silver between eastern market and addison road. and you have to allow more time this morning. we pushed this out on the nbc washington app. the other issue right now, sending chopper to bristow road at aden road. a crash there. we are tracking another day of this heat wave in our area. but don't let things fool you as you step outside to pleasant conditions. look at current temperatures around our region. it is going to be another hot and humid day. >> storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell here with your weather headlines. >> thank you. mostly cloudy out there, areas of fog. so be on the lookout for that.
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the weather headlines for today, only an isolated chance for a shower or a thunderstorm today. good news is we will be cooler just in time for the holiday weekend. 75 now in washington. 73 in leesburg. 63 in culpepper. hometown forecast, kemp springs, maryland, prince george's county, 73. maybe a chance of a thunderstorm later on today. but don't count on mother nature to cool you out. at metro today, a major meeting, the board and safety committee are discussing the derailment near the smithsonian station last month. this is first time they'll speak publicly about what happened. adam tuss is live with some of the big questions they'll be talking today. good morning. >> reporter: that's right, aaron. you know, how could a track problem where the rails were out of alignment gone undetected for a month? how could metro continue


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